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## Google and Facebook Are Building the Fastest Trans-Pacific Cable Yet (techcrunch.com) 42

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• #### Dogs and cats (Score:2)

... this is dogs and cats lying down together.

• #### AYBABTU (Score:2)

ALL YOUR PACKETS ARE BELONG TO NSA

I have found a way around the lameness filter, but the code is too big to fit in this margine
• #### Re: (Score:2)

It's weird, I was going to say something similar.... except all your packets are belong to Faceboogle...

• #### Re: (Score:2)

It takes great courage to speak the truth!

• #### And it's a terabyte SSD as well (Score:5, Interesting)

on Wednesday October 12, 2016 @03:15PM (#53064015)

The length of the cable is 12,800 km.
The speed of light is 300,000 km/sec.
The velocity factor of fiber is about 68%.
The data rate of the cable is 120e12 bits/sec.

The amount of time that the data stays in the cable is 12,800 km / (300,000 km/sec * 0.68) = 62.7 milliseconds. Multiplying that by the data rate of 120e12 bits per second yields about eight terabits or one terabyte. That is the amount of data "stored" in the cable, at any instant, during transit.

It's not much of an addition to the Google/Facebook data cosmoplex, but it is solid state, liquid cooled, highly distributed and largely immune from fires and small meteor strikes.

• #### Re: (Score:2, Informative)

by Anonymous Coward

pingfs: Stores your data in ICMP ping packets [github.com]

"pingfs is a filesystem where the data is stored only in the Internet itself,
as ICMP Echo packets (pings) travelling from you to remote servers and
back again."

• #### Re: (Score:2)

Is that like what Scotty did in Relics? Poor Franklin... his pings got too many "request timed out" responses...

• #### Re: (Score:2)

If he had rerouted the pattern buffer power feed through the secondary anodyne relay, and transferred all life-support power to the transition coils....

• #### Re: (Score:2)

Is that like what Scotty did in Relics? Poor Franklin... his pings got too many "request timed out" responses...

Franklin deserved better.

• #### Re: (Score:2)

Yeah but extracting data towards the end of the stream leads to a huge latency of 62.7ms. :-)

• #### Just think of the DDOS.. (Score:2)

Just think of the DDOS that will be possible with a trans-Pacific pipe this large! All for Facebook/Google? Sigh.

• #### Chinese can now hack even more of our systems (Score:2)

Imagine the increase in simultaneous hacking attempts that can be made with this new cable!

must flow!

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